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Topic: Laundering Transfers? Help!!!  (Read 4291 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2004 09:15:52 AM »

LOLOL.... I'd be yelling for joy too if I'd just gotten my first pasta machine for clay!!

Not knowing how much your daughter already knows about polymer clay, or how old she is, I'll list below another few pages at my website that she might be interested in since they deal with some of the main things we use pasta machines for:

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pastamachines.htm

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Conditioning.htm (preparing clays)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/color.htm (mixing new colors, recipes, theory)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/blends.htm (gradations of color in one sheet)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm (metal/glass/plastic/etc)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sheets.htm (sheets of pattern)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/vessels.htm (boxes & bowls)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/mokumegane.htm

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/kids_beginners.htm (themes & activities)

Hope she has fun!

Diane B.
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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
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kbug
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2005 07:06:12 PM »

I really liked your shirt!  It had a nice collection of sayings.  Wink Did your bf like it?
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2005 03:17:34 PM »

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please explain how you do that?

Print your images on the transfer paper same as you would for a tee-shirt (mirror image). Cut the part of the image you want to transfer leaving a small border. Press the transfer on to the clay, rubbing well to make sure you have good contact. If it doesn't, it won't transfer. Put the clay with the transfer in the oven for only like 5 minutes. Take it out, allow it cool slightly and remove the paper. Put the clay back in the oven for whatever backing time is left. It melts into a plasticky waterproof image on you clay. Some of the first ones I did were awful. I messed with them too much before I put them back in the oven resulting in torn images. I also didn't have good contact and air bubbles developed between the clay and the transfer - not good. When done right, the transfered image is bright and colorful.

I'll have to make some more of them so you can see how it looks. I'm always making things and giving them away before it occurs to me that I should have taken a pic!

ooh i want to see pics! i love the idea!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2005 03:08:01 PM »

I know I'm singing the praises of this transfer paper all over the place...I swear I don't work for the company who makes or sells them!

I found this great new transfer paper at Dharma Trading (they have an on-line store). It's a soft transfer that almost feels and looks like silk screen. Because you can iron over it after it's been applied, you could use several small transfers on one garment, and not worry about hitting a transfered image with your iron.

I set a piece of parchment paper on the image after I pull the transfer paper off and iron for about 10 seconds for a smoother feel.

I always use 100% cotton shirts -- a ring-spun jeresy is best. I wash in cold and dry on low heat in the dryer.
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2005 04:11:11 PM »

That must have been an awesome looking nightshirt...might have to try and make on myself!

Whitney Grin
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2005 10:44:02 PM »

red queen:
awsesome idea
can i make myself your shirt?
will you post a clear copy of the data file with all the words on it?
it's ok if you say no! Smiley
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